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Balletto Vineyards

5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 568-2455
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Ranked #25 of 51 activities in Santa Rosa
Type: Wineries
Most recent review
- Jun 8, 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were given free passes to the tasting room by our hotel so we decided that between stops we would pop in to see what they had to offer. This winery is a family owned operation and is not the most picturesque setting but they do have several award winning offerings including their Sauvignon Blanc. If you are looking for... More

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Hochspeyer, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The grounds were beautiful as well as the building. I thought the wines were delicious and I even bought a couple of bottles. The prices were great, too! We were at other wineries that day and it was our first time in Sonoma; the hostess didn't give us any other samplings off-list and her pours were light. Other wineries gave... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Staff are inconsistent in the tasting room. First went months ago and had a great experience with Richard with tasting. Enjoyed it so much we joined their wine club. Since joining, our visits and wine club experience was extremely disappointing. Keith in the tasting room is rude and acts inconvenienced when we visit to taste or pick up shipments. Wine... More

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I've been here many times, wine club member, and stumbled onto this winery due to a free tasting through my Visa Signature card. Great Wines, Excellent Service, and Wonderful Values! I've met John, the owner, and Anthony, the winemaker, who are both very congenial and humble people. I'm in the retail wine business but I still come to Balletto for... More

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband and I visited this winery at the very end of a trip to Sonoma. We had a "free tasting" coupon for a place down the road, and that winery was kind enough to recommend Balletto. We came in expecting to do just one last tasting before heading to the airport to go home. Instead, we found several delicious... More

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Martinez, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This winery was on our list for day of tasting Sonoma wines. The tasting room is small and was quickly crowded and the 2 pourers were a bit stressed. This was a Thursday and I wondered how they could handle weekend crowds. The wine was very good and reasonably priced and we walked away with 2012 Teresa Chardonnay, 2011 Sexton... More

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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Its very rustic and basic but the wines are great and well worth tasting. It's still family owned which explains a lot - the wine is the showcase there. Will definitely return. No outside area as it was sooo hot but I hear they do host dinners outside often.

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Sonoma County has some of the great wines and if you want to taste a few Balletto's Vineyard and Winery is a great setting.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Before our trip, I read a review of this place that complained about Richard being less than hospitable. Are you kidding me? This guy was our favorite tasting host of all the wineries visited (and there were many) during our trip. He even sent a hand written note of thanks to our friends who grew up in the same town.... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I told the server (Veronica? Victoria?) we weren't Chard fans and she asked us to try Teresa's (wife of owner) unoaked version. Couldn't believe how much I loved it - will be ordering more online.

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